The FCC started adding baseball updates to its ongoing monitoring of the retransmission consent fight between Fox and Cablevision.Two tweets (http://twitter.com/FCC ) at press time Tuesday afternoon attempted to keep Cablevision viewers in the loop on the Phillies/San Frnacisco game while pointing them to a consumer advsory that briefly explained what retrans was, what the implications of the impasse were, and where to go for alternative viewing–over the air or another MVPD like satellite or telco video.
“Baseball fans disappointed about missing game three? (2-0 SF, top 5th) Cablevision-Fox dispute info at http://FCC.gov/consumer” the FCC teeted, followed soon after by “”We’re filling in the baseball void for those without Fox-Cablevision. Matt Cain pitching a beauty. SF up 3-0 http://fcc.gov/consumer.”
Senator John Kerry wants the commission to fill the void by stepping in to mediate the dispute and try to get the TV signals back on the air.